Teen accidentally shot, killed in Jefferson County overnight

Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 10:55 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 26, 2022 at 11:27 AM CDT
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BYRNES MILL, Mo. (KMOV) - A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in Byrnes Mill, Mo. late Saturday night.

Authorities say the shooting happened at a mobile home in the 3500 block of West Fork Drive. Police tell News 4 they were later called to a gas station at Highway PP and Highway 30 just after midnight Sunday, where they were told by a group of mostly teenagers that someone fired shots into their car. The victim was shot in the head and died at a hospital. Police later determined the teen was accidentally shot.

The suspect, a juvenile, is in custody.